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William Roscoe
THE LIFE AND PONTIFICATE OF LEO THE TENTH In Six Volumes By William Roscoe [Six Volumes Complete - Full Polished Calf - Second Edition]
London: Printed By J. M'Creery for T Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. Second Edition. Second edition, corrected. Six volume set, collated and complete. Bound in attractive full polished calf with gilt decorated and titled spines and polished calf boards. Frontispiece of Leo X to Volume I. Scattered foxing throughout heavier to the front few and last few pages. A biographical study of the second son of Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici, Leo X was the second son of Lorenzo de’ Medici. Pope Leo X (1475 – 1521), born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, was pope and ruler of the Papal States from 9 March 1513 to his death on 1 December 1521. Born into the prominent political and banking Medici family of Florence, Giovanni was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of the Florentine Republic, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489. Following the death of Pope Julius II, Giovanni was elected pope after securing the backing of the younger members of the Sacred College. Early on in his rule he oversaw the closing sessions of the Fifth Council of the Lateran, but struggled to implement the reforms agreed. In 1517 he led a costly war that succeeded in securing his nephew as Duke of Urbino, but which reduced papal finances. In Protestant circles, Leo is associated with granting indulgences for those who donated to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica, a practice that was soon challenged by Martin Luther's 95 Theses. He refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the demands of what would become the Protestant Reformation, and his Papal Bull of 1520, Exsurge Domine, condemned Martin Luther's con … [Click Below for Full Description]
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